How Sweet It Is
by Staff
Sweet treats and celebrations mark the holiday season. From Halloween to New Year's Eve, sugar is extra plentiful at every party and meal. But do you know how much sugar you're eating during these few months?

On average, which pie has the smallest amount of sugar?

  • pumpkin
  • pecan
  • apple

Which of the following treats will put a middle-aged woman over the American Heart Association's recommended sugar intake limit?

  • a 0.5 ounce box of candy corn
  • a small caramel apple
  • a Twizzler licorice stick

If alcoholic beverages are on your New Year's Eve menu and you want to limit your sugar intake, which of the following beverages is the best option?

  • egg nog
  • champagne punch
  • light beer

There are a lot of sugar substitutes out there, but not all can be used in cooking. Which sugar substitute won't work well in a cake?

  • NutraSweet
  • Splenda
  • Sweet'N Low

Fruit juice concentrate can be used in place of refined sugar. How much juice should be used for each cup of sugar called for in the recipe?

  • one-quarter cup of juice
  • one-half cup of juice
  • three-quarters cup of juice

Like cranberry sauce with your turkey? How many grams of sugar will a slice of the canned sauce provide you?

  • 10 grams
  • 22 grams
  • 31 grams

True or false: A candy cane has less sugar than one piece of candy corn.

  • true
  • false
  • It depends: Green candy canes have less sugar than red striped candy canes.

Let's say Santa Claus is an average middle-aged man. After a long night of dropping off presents, how many large chocolate chip cookies can he eat?

  • 2.5 cookies
  • 3.5 cookies
  • 4.5 cookies

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights that takes place in November or December. One of the celebratory foods is a jelly doughnut. On average, how much sugar does one doughnut contain?

  • 8.7 grams
  • 13.7 grams
  • 18.7 grams

You either love it or hate it -- how much sugar is in a fruitcake?

  • 350 grams
  • 406 grams
  • 506 grams